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Protesters Take to Tate Modern to Denounce Major Donor

Artnet News

Billionaire Len Blavatnik was knighted in 2017 for his philanthropic contributions to the arts in London. The post Protesters Take to Tate Modern to Denounce Major Donor appeared first on Artnet News.

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Estate of Stephen Sondheim outperformed healthy estimates at Doyle New York

Auction Central News

NEW YORK — Doyle New York‘s sale of the personal effects of Broadway musical master Stephen Sondheim soared far beyond healthy estimates June 18, drawing fans of the legendary composer who wanted to own a piece of his illustrious career and passions. Complete results are available at LiveAuctioneers. The most anticipated lot did not disappoint. […] The post Estate of Stephen Sondheim outperformed healthy estimates at Doyle New York appeared first on Auction Central News.

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Russian artist imprisoned for three and a half years over alleged anti-war supermarket protest

The Art Newspaper

Anastasia Dyudyaeva is the second artist in less than a year to be jailed for allegedly disseminating anti-government messages in such a setting

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Great Picking at Gilmanor Farm

Maine Antique Digest

Virginia Pickers Antiques & Collectables Show, Glen Allen, Virginia The weekend of May 17 and 18 marked the 12th installment of the Virginia Pickers Antiques & Collectables Show. The biannual event is held at Joel Gilman’s Gilmanor Farm in Glen Allen, Virginia.

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Divers Discover Carvings of Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs in the Nile

Artnet News

The artifacts, including paintings and miniatures, were uncovered south of Aswan. The post Divers Discover Carvings of Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs in the Nile appeared first on Artnet News.

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Personal correspondence between Lady and Princess Diana and the former Spencer family housekeeper set to sell at Sworders July 30

Auction Central News

ESSEX, UK — Two dozen letters and cards from Diana Princess of Wales to her family’s former housekeeper come to auction in Essex this summer. Sworders’ Out of the Ordinary sale on July 30 includes a trove of correspondence between the princess and the lady she knew simply as Collie. Violet Collison had been the […] The post Personal correspondence between Lady and Princess Diana and the former Spencer family housekeeper set to sell at Sworders July 30 appeared first on Auction Central News

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As collectors’ tastes for ornate interiors ebbs, challenges to the trade rise

The Art Newspaper

The popularity of the ‘less is more’ look is putting art and antiques dealers under pressure

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Beloved Modernist Florine Stettheimer Finally Gets the Catalogue Raisonné Treatment

Artnet News

Published online by the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, it will be one of a growing number of digital CRs. The post Beloved Modernist Florine Stettheimer Finally Gets the Catalogue Raisonné Treatment appeared first on Artnet News.

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Colonial silver, Shaker furniture and Albert Bierstadt headline Eldred’s July 24-26

Auction Central News

EAST DENNIS, MA — More than 860 lots of art, antiques and collectibles head to market as Eldred’s brings its Summer Sale July 24, July 25 and July 26. Three star lots symbolize the high level of quality in each of the three days. Jacob Hurd (1703-1758) is today considered one of Boston’s most important […] The post Colonial silver, Shaker furniture and Albert Bierstadt headline Eldred’s July 24-26 appeared first on Auction Central News.

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Day in Review (July 22–25)

Conservation - Association of Research Libraries

Last Updated on July 22, 2024, 3:45 pm ET Sign up to receive the Day in Review by email. Jump to: Tuesday, July 23 | Wednesday, July 24 | Thursday, July 25 Monday, July 22 Top o’ the Review Al “Deepfake” Faces Detected Using Astronomy Methods (Nature) Also from Nature: ChatGPT for Science: How to Talk to Your Data AI’s Impact on Black Americans (HAI: Stanford University Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence) As Generative Models Improve, People Adapt Their Prompts (arXiv) Book and Media Censors

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Will antique samplers spell success in sale?

Antique Collecting

Three rare 19th-century samplers made by girls at a Bristol orphanage, will be sold in Tennants Auctioneers’ Fashion, Costume and The post Will antique samplers spell success in sale? appeared first on Antique Collecting.

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Art Bites: The Fire That Destroyed MoMA’s First Monet Acquisition

Artnet News

The 1958 blaze turned the painting into a "burned marshmallow." The post Art Bites: The Fire That Destroyed MoMA’s First Monet Acquisition appeared first on Artnet News.

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The Traditional Collector sale returns to John Moran July 30

Auction Central News

MONROVIA, CA — John Moran Auctioneers returns with another installment in its semi-regular Traditional Collector series, a July 30 sale which groups a variety of interesting categories of collectibles from around the world with appealing estimates. The complete catalog is now available for review and bidding at LiveAuctioneers. Louis Majorelle (1859-1926) was one of the world’s […] The post The Traditional Collector sale returns to John Moran July 30 appeared first on Auction Central

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Bonhams Does the Right Thing

Maine Antique Digest

It took some pressure, but auction house titan Bonhams did the right thing recently when it waived the buyer’s premium for lots sold benefitting a worthy charity—the Teenage Cancer Trust.

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Silver-mounted hoof set to race away

Antique Collecting

A newly-discovered silver-mounted hoof honouring a horse called Baby killed in the First World War looks set to gallop to The post Silver-mounted hoof set to race away appeared first on Antique Collecting.

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Eureka: The Deep Symbolism Behind Gerhard Richter’s Candles

Artnet News

The contemporary artist's photorealistic images of candles emerge from his desire to break free from reality and bias. The post Eureka: The Deep Symbolism Behind Gerhard Richter’s Candles appeared first on Artnet News.

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Carlo Scarpa for Venini Pennellate vase leads our five auction highlights

Auction Central News

Carlo Scarpa for Venini Pennellate Vase, $131,000 Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978) designed for Venini from 1932 to 1947, creating around 30 different ranges. The 13in (33cm) vase offered at design specialist Wright on June 6 is from the Pennellate (Brushstrokes) series. The Pennellate technique involved decorating a clear glass vessel with small amounts of opaque glass – […] The post Carlo Scarpa for Venini Pennellate vase leads our five auction highlights appeared first on Au

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NASA Scientists Surprised by Presence of Sulfur Crystals on Surface of Mars

Jewelry Judge

About 150 million miles away on the surface of Mars, NASA's one-ton Curiosity rover accidentally rolled over the top of a nondescript white rock, busting it apart to reveal the beautiful yellowish-green crystals of pure sulfur that were inside. While NASA scientists had long known about the presence of opal on the Red Planet, the discovery of elemental sulfur was a complete surprise.

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Georgian snuff boxes – the ultimate guide

Antique Collecting

Nothing enchanted a Georgian dandy as much as a well-crafted snuff box, Antique Collecting lifts the lid on a popular The post Georgian snuff boxes – the ultimate guide appeared first on Antique Collecting.

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‘The Rainbow Is a Bridge:’ How Ugo Rondinone Imbues Outer Landscapes With Inner Worlds

Artnet News

The artist opens up in a rare interview on the occasion of his landmark retrospective in Switzerland. The post ‘The Rainbow Is a Bridge:’ How Ugo Rondinone Imbues Outer Landscapes With Inner Worlds appeared first on Artnet News.

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Gandhi ALS smashed presale estimates to top $210K at International Autograph

Auction Central News

MALAGA, SPAIN — An autograph letter signed (ALS) by Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) penned to the man he called his ‘soulmate’ has sold for €180,000 ($194,784 or $210,921 with buyer’s premium) at International Autograph Auctions as a top lot in the Autographs, Letters and Manuscripts sale June 27. Gandhi met the German Jewish architect Hermann Kallenbach […] The post Gandhi ALS smashed presale estimates to top $210K at International Autograph appeared first on Auction Central News.

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Reed and Barton Silverware: An Exquisite Addition to Your Dining Experience

Antique Appraisers Auctioneers

Elevate your dining experience with the timeless elegance of Reed and Barton silverware. Crafted with precision and attention to detail, each piece in their collection exudes sophistication and luxury. Whether you’re hosting a formal dinner party or enjoying a cozy family meal, Reed and Barton silverware will make every moment at the table feel special.

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$11m worth of public art at the LA Clippers' new arena

The Art Newspaper

Charles Gaines, Refik Anadol, Glenn Kaino and four other renowned artists with local connections were chosen to create some monumental works in Inglewood

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This Exhibition Dedicated to the Boldest Hue Will Have You Seeing Red

Artnet News

It features works by Renoir, Warhol, Rothko, and more. The post This Exhibition Dedicated to the Boldest Hue Will Have You Seeing Red appeared first on Artnet News.

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Namikawa Yasayuki cloisonné enamel works offered at Alderfer July 24-25

Auction Central News

HATFIELD, PA — Five works by one of the greatest exponents of the intricate art of cloisonné enamel are included in Alderfer Auction’s Collectors sale on Wednesday, July 24 and Thursday, July 25. The four vases and one lidded koro, each signed by the Kyoto workshop of Namikawa Yasayuki (1845-1927), carry modest individual estimates of […] The post Namikawa Yasayuki cloisonné enamel works offered at Alderfer July 24-25 appeared first on Auction Central News.

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Announcing the 2024 AMM Awards honorees!

The Mid-West Museum Association

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2024 AMM Awards ! We look forward to celebrating their tremendous accomplishments during the conference in Indianapolis next week and virtual events to take place this fall. Best Practices Award Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA In 2022, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh (CMP) and Hosanna House , a nonprofit with a mission to end a life cycle of poverty while helping individuals reach maximum potential, launched the Center for Av

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Space Age Collectibles

The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles

“In my own view, the important achievement of Apollo was a demonstration that humanity is not forever chained to this planet, and our visions go rather further than that, and [.] The post Space Age Collectibles appeared first on The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles.

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The Honolulu School That Quietly Nurtured Hawaii’s Top Artists Gets a Museum Tribute

Artnet News

Seven alumni of McKinley High School are being honored in a show at Honolulu Museum of Art. The post The Honolulu School That Quietly Nurtured Hawaii’s Top Artists Gets a Museum Tribute appeared first on Artnet News.

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Paris High Jewelry’s Most Glorious Treasures of 2024

NYC Wholesale Diamonds Blog

From Tiffany & Co’s Blue Book to Hermes’ bold designs, this year’s High Jewelry showcase was like no other French culture has long been held up as the ne plus ultra for elevating the everyday to the sublime: from bread and butter to personal jewelry. Each year during Haute Couture Fashion Week, the grand Maisons of Place Vendôme take adornment to what can only be described as the next next next level.

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Stellar eclipse: pioneering light and sound art duo NONOTAK prepare for first London solo show

The Art Newspaper

Artists Noemi Schipfer and Takami Nakamoto will present three installations at a warehouse space in south London

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Slotin Auction Surpasses $1.7 Million

Maine Antique Digest

Slotin Auction, Buford, Georgia Photos courtesy Slotin Auction Slotin Auction, Buford, Georgia, continues to generate interest for self-taught art, works that might not always have been well received or considered worth recognizing.

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The Hunt: The Ghent Altarpiece’s Missing Panel, On the Lam for 90 Years

Artnet News

The unfortunate altarpiece has survived burning, dismemberment, censorship, illegal sales, and looting. The post The Hunt: The Ghent Altarpiece’s Missing Panel, On the Lam for 90 Years appeared first on Artnet News.

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Dogs: An Artist’s Best Friend

Art Peritus

By Noelle E. Desantis Dogs have long been depicted in art and antiques for millennia-from ancient Egyptian sculptures of Anubis to narratives on classical Greek vases, hunt scenes in medieval tapestries, and paintings and portraits from the 15 th -17 th centuries that use canines symbolic of loyalty and fidelity- take for example, Jan van Eyck’s (Flemish, active by 1422- d.1441) Arnolfini Portrait , 1434 with a dog at the feet of the couple referencing marital fealty or Titian’s (Italian, 1488-9

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In the Spirit of Peter Carl Fabergé, Latest Egg Unfurls to Reveal Ruby Surprise

Jewelry Judge

In 1885, Russian Tsar Alexander III commissioned the House of Fabergé to create a fabulous Easter egg for his wife, the Empress Maria Feodorovna. The Tsar was so pleased with the result that he decided to establish a tradition that would last 33 years. Over that time, designer and master goldsmith Peter Carl Fabergé would create 52 eggs.

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Roosevelt’s Stolen Watch Recovered

Maine Antique Digest

When a Florida auctioneer was asked to auction a pocket watch from the late 1800s, his research led him to believe that he might be holding a piece of U.S. presidential history.

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Jeffrey S. Evans’ Premier Americana four-day sale yielded strong results

Auction Central News

MT. CRAWFORD, VA — The four-day Premier Americana sale at Jeffrey S. Evans took bidders throughout the entirety of American history with a stunning 2,200 lots covering nearly every category of Americana collecting. Complete results are available at LiveAuctioneers for June 19, June 20, June 21 and June 22. This piece covers the top lot […] The post Jeffrey S.

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Closure of state's oldest men's prison opens up prime real estate; Healey eyes plot for housing

Wbur

The closing down of the men's prison is due in part to a steep drop in the number of people incarcerated in the state over the past decade. Gov. Maura Healey said the state envisions an "economic development project" that would transform the MCI-Concord site, at least partially, into housing. The closing down of the men's prison is due in part to a steep drop in the number of people incarcerated in the state over the past decade.

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